The Boston Redevelopment Authority has been demanding that Madison Properties, the owner of a South Boston parcel sitting across the street from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, build a hotel. The BRA has dug in on its hotel demands, even though the city knows the hotel it wants can’t be built. Now, with the convention center snapping up land in advance of a major expansion, Madison faces absurd demands: build an impossible hotel, and compete with a pair of state-subsidized developments while you’re at it.
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